Financial Aid


ATTENTION: All Students Receiving VA Educational Benefits


A VA compliance survey is being conducted at this school. Although a VA representative will not be available on the campus physically, you are encouraged to contact VA directly at (1-888-442-4551) with any comments or concerns you may have concerning this school.

Financial Aid Exit Interview


If you DO NOT PLAN to return to OPSU in the Spring of 2015 and you have had a Federal Direct and/or Plus loan during your attendance at OPSU, please take the time to complete your Exit counseling interview online by clicking the link below. You may also come by our office and complete it here.

If you have already completed the Exit counseling interview please disregard this notice and have a Merry Christmas!

Federal regulations require that any student that has borrowed Title IV loans, and is planning to leave the University for any reason, complete an Exit counseling interview. The confirmation number will be automatically sent to our office.

Thank you and good luck in your future.

Lori Ferguson
Director Financial Aid
PO Box 430
Goodwell OK 73939
580-349-1582 Telephone
580-349-1586 Fax

OPSU makes every effort to make higher education affordable to all students. Once a student's financial need has been established, there are several ways in which the University can help.

All financial aid paperwork should be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. All correspondence from this office will be through your student email account. It is your responsibility to check this account.

Contact us for any questions

Phone: 580-349-1580


Fax: 580-349-2302

OPSU Financial Aid
PO Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939

Or stop by:
Sewell-Loofbourrow 106

Message From the Financial Aid Office

As a new academic year approaches and financial aid applications are pouring in for the 14-15 school year, I want to remind students that this is not an overnight process. Once you have filled out your FAFSA application at, you will receive a confirmation from FAFSA that your application has been submitted and they will provide you with an estimate of what financial aid you might receive. Please remember that this is just an ESTMIATE. The financial aid office at OPSU will not receive your application for approximately 24-48 hours. We will then start the process to determine the aid for which you qualify. Expect this process to take up to 3 weeks if your paperwork is filled out correctly and no corrections are required.

We will correspond with you through the email you entered on your FAFSA or your student email. So please check your email periodically for communication from us. Students are selected at random by the federal government for verification of the income reported on their FAFSA application. When we receive your application we are notified of that request and at that time we will request you and your parents 2013 tax information from you. Depending on how quickly you return that information will also determine how long it takes to process your application.

Please call us anytime with questions but also be patient. It is not an overnight process.

Thank you.

Important information regarding athletics, security, drug and alcohol policies and graduation rates:

  • Athletic Participation and Graduation Rates - Retained in the office of the Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Kathy Turner Hamilton Hall 301.

  • Campus Security Report is retained in the office of the Director Student Services Sewell-Loofbourrow 101.

  • Drug & Alcohol Use and Abuse is published in the OPSU Student Handbook and the office of the Director, Counseling HMH 141

Assistance for OPSU Students Includes

  • Student Employment through the Federal Work Study Program

  • Student Employment through the University

  • Internal or Privately Funded Scholarships

  • Oklahoma Tuition Aid

  • Indian Tribal Grants

  • Veterans Administration

  • Federal Pell Grants

  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants

  • Federal Perkins Loans

  • Direct Student Loan Programs

  • Private Loans

For Additional Information Contact: Lori Ferguson, Director of Financial Aid